THE SWITCHTOWER, 1913
Credits on this print state copyright 1912
Silent Short, B&W.
Negative & Print Formats: Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format ~Silentera.com
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 ~IMDB
Original Length: 304m, 1 reel.
A Biograph Company Production
Distributed by The General Film Company, Inc.
Survival status: An Original 35mm Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Directed by: Anthony O'Sullivan
Written by: George Hennessy
Starring: Henry B. Walthall
Release date: 16 June 1913
Country: United States
Henry B. Walthall - The Switchman
Claire McDowell - The Switchman's Wife
Marion Emmons - The Switchman's Son
Lionel Barrymore - First Counterfeiter
Charles West - Second Counterfeiter
John T. Dillon - Third Counterfeiter
William A. Carroll - First Federal Agent
Frank Evans - Second Federal Agent
George Beranger - A Tramp
Anthony O'Sullivan - The Storekeeper
Harry Carey - (unconfirmed)
This film is listed as unconfirmed in various Harry Carey, Sr. filmographies, including IMDB, Silentera.com
, and Wikipedia.
Katherine Stone (in the book Barry-Griffith p. 43) notes that this film was probably directed by D.W. Griffith, though no contemporary facts confirming this are available.